Using a rod to position & joint rails to legs #drinkscabinet in #walnut & #steel

The new drinks cabinet will have two curved leg rails, one jointed to the front legs and another to the back legs.  Using a rod (a 1:1 scale drawing on a piece of board) I am easily able to check and re-check the dimensions and angles of the components and the accuracy of the joints. 

Perfecting the leg rail curve for #drinkscabinet in #walnut & #steel

The new drinks cabinet will have two curved leg rails, both peeling inwards from the front and back legs to meet in the centre, where they will be joined by a steel rod conduit.  As well as joining and strengthening the legs, the rails are prominent decorative feature and must compliment the overall design so the curve must be as perfect possible.  I hope to achieve this by creating a template and adjusting the shape by hand.  This template will then be used to create a lamination forma that can bend and glue several straight strips of solid walnut together to make the curved form.   



#Winerack completed for #drinkscabinet in #walnut & #steel

The small internal wine rack sits at the bottom of the drinks cabinet carcass and will accommodate six bottles. The pleasing curves on the front of the walls echo the curved doors that will embrace the front of the cabinet.  This detail also resembles sails and the Streamline Moderne period of Art Deco that the cabinet is influenced by.